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TomKat is probably so busy planning for the big wedding next month in Italy that they won’t even notice that Scientology is going to get another bad rap in the limelight this Saturday night, as CBS’s “48 Hours” focuses on the controversial murder case of Elli Perkins. Back in 2003, Perkins was stabbed to death by her son, who happened to be a paranoid-schizophrenic. Because of the Perkins family’s strong belief in Scientology, they refused to treat him with medication, but tried vitamins as a cure instesd. What ensured was a murder trial and an alleged Scientology cover-up.

But while Elli’s death is tragic, perhaps even more heartbreaking is the fact that her son remains in a mental institution to this day, and his family has completely dissociated themselves from him.

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